What file format should I use when submitting my document for printing?
PDF (Portable Document Format) is the most common and preferred file format for submitting digital documents. With the installation of a PDF print driver on your computer, virtually any program can generate a PDF file suitable for printing. Both commercial and free PDF print drivers are available online for download from different sources.
What is ‘process’ color?
Process color is a term used to describe full color printing. Also known as full color or four color, the term is derived from a shortened ‘four color process’, meaning a printing process that involves four colors of ink; Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black (also known as CMYK). These four colors, when printed as dots in the right combination, create the illusion of a full color image.
Spot color refers to printing a single color, for example red, green, blue, etc. It is a pure, single ink color rather than a ‘process’ color. Spot colors are usually designated with a Pantone matching number, derived from the industry standard Pantone Matching System (PMS).
Is white considered a printing color?
Not typically. Because white is the default color of paper, it is simply recognized as the absence of any ink. This is referred to as a ‘reverse’, or reverse printing. Ink is laid down around a blank area that shows up as white text. Simply set your text color to white over a colored background to achieve this effect.
Once I submit the documents, how long will
it take to finish my job?
Simple digital print jobs can often be produced soon after receiving a properly prepared print-ready file. Offset jobs are generally printed in 4-5 business days from start of design & set-up to proofing to the final print production. We always strive to provide an accurate estimate of the turnaround time for each job we do. And we’ll always work with you to find ways to complete your project when you need it.